Papa Joe Chevalier
1949 - 2011
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Papa Joe Comments and Stories
Papa Joe was the best! This is my story. I remember when he
started a show telling everyone that he was gonna have some fun and
myth. I didn't think anything of it. After some sports talk, Papa Joe
stated that the NCAA had decided to have a football playoff. The phones blew
up asking how to get tickets and how they could watch it on television. You
name it. They were talking about it. Everyone went crazy. Then, at the end of
show, he stated: "Look at all the money and hype the NCAA is missing." I don't
remember when this was, but he was way ahead of the times. Look at how many
years it took the NCAA to come around. I wish I could still listen to Papa
Editors Note: The NCAA bowl money almost doubled from just under 300 million dollars to over 500 million dollars the very first year of a football playoff. Papa Joe was SO RIGHT!
There are so many things happening in sports today that
I would love to hear Papa Joe comment about!
The end of BCS...What would Papa Joe Say?
I wonder what Papa Joe would have to say about his
"beloved Buck-os" and "beloved Steelers" in 2013.
I was a caller back in the early 90s. I played on his softball
team and went golfing a few times with him. He was a truly great guy who
loved his fans and what he did. Hope your up there Joe looking down upon us
with a smile.
I never called or e-mailed Papa Joe. I started listening
during his Sport Entertainment Network days in Las Vegas. Like most good
things it didn't last long. My local radio station changed formats. After
that I listened whenever I could catch him on an out-of-town station when
traveling. When he started streaming on the internet, I was finally able to
somewhat regularly listen to Papa Joe again. I did get a glimpse of Papa Joe
in person when he was broadcasting his show live at Binions. He was busy
interviewing a guest and I had to leave to catch an airplane back home before
I had a chance to talk to him. I miss the voice of reason
I know that Papa Joe hated instant replay in baseball and for
that matter, in all sports. I still think we need more instant replay in sports
to get it right. I still listened to him whenever I
Charles in China Grove
I started listening to Papa Joe back in the 1990s when he was on
the One On One Sports radio network. I was immediately "hooked"
the first "Bite Me" Wednesday I listened to. I followed him over the
years, usually online, as the monkeys were always pulling his show for one
reason or another. He was truly one of the very best. I will
always be grateful for him and his shows.
Papa, you're home now. Enjoy! Take Care & God Bless.
I just found out today (10/25/2012) that Papa Joe died. I
was shocked to find out that he had passed away last year!
I listened to him on SEN Network, One and One Network, and the Sporting News network. I lived in Sacramento and Reno during that time period. Got to listen to him a little bit in Sacramento and listen to him on a constant basis in Reno. I thought the guy was excellent. He always spoke the truth and he was fair to his callers.
Once he came to Reno to meet the fans. My friend and I went to a sports bar where he was at. I wish I would have shook his hand. For some reason we didn't get a chance to talk to him. I know I am late to the party, but it chokes me up that he is no longer with us. He was a legend.
Joe and I used to work together as surveillance agents back
in the 70s. We got to be pretty good friends and racquetball
partners. He was always a bright spot in my day and a very good gin
player too. I was lucky enough to get to know him on an entirely
different level and I can assure you that he was a truly great guy. He
Papa Joe was a joy to listen to. I love listening
to the archives. It is so good to hear his voice
again. God Bless You Papa.
Barney in Reno
I was a huge fan of Papa Joe, listening on my commute home
every night around 8pm. I called in a few times and was constantly
ripping on the Detroit Lions...They still suck! My favorite memory
was a random call I made when Papa was discussing Mike Tyson boxing against
a female on pay-per-view. Papa asked me "Who would watch Tyson fight
a woman?" I immediately answered "A Detroit Lions fan!" This
seemed to stump him so he asked me to explain myself. I replied, "Every
week Detroit Lions fans tune in to watch a senseless beating...." He
got a big laugh out of that one. He sent me a T-shirt from Fat Burger
and an autographed picture which now hangs next to my autographed pictures
of Joe Montana, Hershel Walker and Richard Petty. Papa Joe was
a one-of-a-kind and he IS missed! Thank you Papa for all the
smiles. I'll never forget you.
Tim from Bay City, MI
I used to listen to Papa Joe on my long drive home after
work. My drive home each evening seemed much longer when he left Chicago
for Las Vegas and I couldn't listen to him on the radio. It's good
to be able to hear him again.
Mel from New Braunfels, TX
I called in religiously in the mid-90s. I got the Papa Joe
newsletter. He was the first national sports talk radio guy we got here in
Erie. Before the copyright infringement people got to him, he would play
Louie Louie in the background during my calls. Those were good times!
Louis Louis from Erie
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